The Legal 500, one of the most prestigious legal publications internationally, recognized FERRERE among the 38 leader firms in the region for their work on ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) issues.

In the second edition of the Green Guide, FERRERE remains the only firm recognized in Uruguay, while joining the guide in Paraguay.

According to the publication, “there is a growing recognition of the need for environmental protection and a transition towards a greener economy, and efforts to strengthen environmental regulations are ongoing.”

Along this line, FERRERE proposed to put ESG criteria at the core of its business in its three jurisdictions (Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay), and applies these principles both in the service it offers its clients and within the firm.

In its editorial this year, Legal 500 highlights various leading cases developed by FERRERE, including projects for reforestation; conversion of food waste into sustainable products; startup of a sustainable pulp plant (announced as the biggest private investment in Paraguay’s history); REDD and carbon offset projects; development of green hydrogen; and various matters related to sustainable financing (including a United Nations fund to finance various large scale renewable energy developments in Uruguay).

The FERRERE regional ESG practice, led by Sebastián Ramos and Cristina Vignone (Uruguay), Guillermo Jover (Paraguay) and Diego Villarroel (Bolivia), is “in the vanguard of disruptive sustainable projects,” principally in the energy, forestry and food sectors.

Learn more about The Legal 500: Green Guide: Latin America 2024 and about FERRERE’s ESG practice.